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    90% of world’s new electricity coming from renewables: Welcome to the end of the fossil fuel era

    90% the world's new electricity now comes from renewables. China is shuttering 1,000 coal plants and global emissions are on the decline. The end is nigh for the fossil fuel era…so why hasn’t Canada gotten the memo?


    IMF study: Fossil fuel industry gets $5.3 TRILLION in public subsidies a year

    The fossil fuel sector gets a whopping $5.3 TRILLION a year in public subsidies, says a new report from the IMF.



    Latest Harper Omnibus bill guts environmental laws for coal, LNG ports

    Latest Harper Omnibus bill guts regulations for coal, LNG ports

    The latest Harper omnibus budget bill would exempt ports from federal environmental protections, leaving coal and LNG exporters to self-regulate, legal experts warn.


    Port Metro endorses “fuel of last century” with coal terminal OK

    Despite major environmental and health concerns, Port Metro Vancouver has approved a proposed coal terminal at Fraser Surrey Docks that can handle over four million metric tonnes of coal per year.



    Fraser Surrey Docks-Metro has no right to regulate air quality

    Fraser Surrey Docks: Metro has no right to regulate air quality

    Should Metro Vancouver be able to protect citizens from the health impacts of coal and other goods shipped through our ports? Fraser Surrey Docks is arguing "no" in court.


    Burnaby mayor calls BC a "banana republic" over coal port review

    Burnaby mayor calls BC “banana republic” over coal port review

    Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan pulled no punches at a recent council meeting, criticizing the undemocratic process being led by Port Metro Vancouver to drive coal port expansion.



    Rain blamed for yet another CN derailment - this time near Vancouver

    Rain blamed for latest CN derailment – this time near Vancouver

    A CN Rail spokeswoman is blaming heavy rainfall for the company's second derailment of a train carrying fossil fuels this week - this time in Burnaby, near Vancouver, BC.


    Canadians get lots of coal, oil and gas in holiday trash dump

    Canadians get lots of coal, oil and gas in holiday trash dump

    Governments and industry chose the holiday season to hold public hearings and make a series of highly significant announcements about major fossil fuel projects in Canada.



    International Coal Summit's pipe dream of carbon capture and storage

    International Coal Summit’s pipe dream of carbon capture & storage

    A new study released today at the UN climate conference underway in Warsaw, Poland finds that new coal plants cannot be built if we are to keep global warming below the 2° Celsius threshold.


    Port's secret donation to coal conference raises questions of bias

    Port’s secret donation to coal conference raises questions of bias

    Newly released documents suggest Port Metro Vancouver, the federal regulator reviewing a plan to expand the region's coal exports, donated to a coal industry lobby conference but attempted to hide its sponsorship.